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The Thatch House

Villa -
6 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Charlevoix, Charlevoix County, Michigan
This Charlevoix Mushroom House, known as The Thatch House (see mushroomhouses*com), rose from the original stone walls set by Earl Young. Originally built as his first home in 1918, the original house did not encompass Young's developing unique hobbit-home style, but today, in a dramatic re-imagining, The Thatch House exemplifies the storybook magic of the Earl Young mushroom houses.

The new 'mushroom house design', conceived on a napkin by the new owner, took nearly 2 years to finalize. Specialized timber work, beautifully erected with every beam layer, is unique and bold. The beautiful flowing roof is crafted from the finest natural thatch hand-reaped in Europe and shipped to the USA. During one of the coldest winters, a master thatcher painstakingly worked under daunting conditions, so that symbolically the new creation wa...
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Listing #FKN8405109
About the Owner
Michael W. S
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2016
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing! What a beautiful house! Can't wait to stay there again! What a great way to get together with a big group! Thank you!!

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Picklejodie
Management response:Responded 13 February 2017

We are so glad your group enjoyed the house. Please come back again. We await your next reservation.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing!!!! The raw edged wood details and wrought iron hardware made it feel like a cozy Hobbit's house. The huge common spaces, including the multiple fireplaces and cushy furniture, made it incredibly warm and welcoming. I would go again without a doubt....More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank ARow298
Management response:Responded 13 February 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words, we have worked hard making the Thatch as comfortable and accommodating as possible. Come again in summer as it is just as delightful then

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Spent a much needed weekend away with a group of hometown friends at The Thatch House and highly recommend!! The house is a work of art in its own right and will delight anyone interested in unique accommodations with a bit of historical flare. Be...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Jhaf76
Management response:Responded 13 February 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed the Thatch, Jennifer. It is nice to have a break in the winter season. Glad you enjoyed the distinctive features of the Thatch including the heated floors!!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (5)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(1)
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    5 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 King
    2 Sofas
    2 Kings
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  • Event fee: ₹ 7,217 / stay - Fee
  • Refundable Damage Deposit: ₹ 21,651 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning fee: ₹ 21,651 / stay - Fee
  • Damage insurance: ₹ 2,526 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Charlevoix is a delightful town on the shore of Lake Michigan. Summers are memorable and many people return every season for their entire lives. The town itself offers wonderful restaurants and pubs, fun shopping, sports, tons of kid-friendly activities, tours...and in the winter the cozy warmth of Charlevoix offers a charming winter escape. The Mushroom Houses are open all year. The Thatch House has heated floors and fireplaces - and in summer has central a/c and thick cool stone walls. Close to the beach, a short walk into 'Charlevoix, The Beautiful'.
Getting around
Once you are here, park your car and walk to the beach or into town. For trips farther, you will need your car.
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Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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